Ingolstadt Germany home away from home! Past Review

By (Human Resources Management and Services., St. Cloud State University) for

Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences: Ingolstadt - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Everything will leave a lasting memory and I cant wait to go back and visit!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Classes are only one day a week, there is no homework only a paper in classes that require one and a final exam. The final is difficult and needs to be studied for but otherwise class work was not overwhelming and allowed for a lot of travel! I loved the this because there was no mindless busy work that the prof made you do. The classes were also based more on discussion and it was strange and distracting at first because it is socially acceptable for students to chat in class instead of listen to the prof.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I thought everything was great that we did but it would have been nice to do a couple more things not just the trips in the beginning.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We stayed in a house/villa and all the Americans lived together and we had profs come and go while we were there.

* Food:

There is something for everyone you just have to look for it

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Things were addressed by just telling everyone to be safe and really Ingolstadt is an incredibly safe city I never felt in danger.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Im not sure how much I spent
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? go to the grocery store to save money, look for the specials like at Il Vero a pizzaria on wednesday they have 3 euro pizza and wine or water.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? 3 years in high school
Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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* Who did you live with?

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* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? you would benefit from this program if you want something more free of structure, if you are not afraid to make a couple mistakes and if you want to fully jump into a culture unrestricted.